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NOVEMBER 2019

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

FAMILY STYLE

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Jane Krzysiak | jane.krzysiak@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Stephanie Hasbrouck | stephanie.hasbrouck@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Matthew Endersbe

Thankful! AS NOVEMBER ROLLS AROUND, WE’RE EAGERLY AWAITING THE APPROACH OF THANKSGIVING, THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND TIME SPENT WITH OUR LOVED ONES. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; mornings

LAYOUT DESIGNER

Kelsey Proctor COPY EDITOR

Kate Baxendale CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Stephanie Hasbrouck, Jane Krzysiak CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Robert Ray Photography, LLELA Staff

watching the Thanksgiving Day parade or afternoons spent curled up on the couch after one too many pieces of pie; thinking of the people, experiences and things we’ve been blessed with in the last year. As we press pause on the hustle and bustle of life, we encourage you to think about unique ways to spend time with your loved ones or even to quietly carve out time for yourself. Take advantage of our milder weather and embrace nature at the breathtaking Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). In “The Great Outdoors,” we’ll entice you to try one of LLELA's many guided hikes—spectacular. If that’s not your thing, Thanksgiving break is a great time to snuggle up and

CORPORATE TEAM

put on some classic holiday movies. Check out “Movie Night” for our ideas when

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

you are “Hallmarked” out. (Is that even possible?)

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

We are honored to share Love Thy Neighbor’s mission that has grown over the years and

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

feature their important work on Page 20. We also look at ways to “Cozy Up Your Home”

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

as we enter this new winter season. And, finally, as you plan your Thanksgiving meal, why not consider trying your hand at a new recipe? Editorial Coordinator Stephanie Hasbrouck and I share some family favorites that might entice you.  

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

We hope that as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made this year.   Happy Thanksgiving, Cross Timbers!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 The Great Outdoors LLELA Offers Year-Round Activities for Nature Enthusiasts

20 Love Thy Neighbor Local Organization Serves Up Hope to Those in Need

24 Family Style These Scrumptious Side Dishes are True Family Treasures

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34 Movie Night! Snuggle Up and Enjoy Some Holiday Favorites

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

8

Good Times

12

Around Town

14

Healthy Lifestyle

24 Culinary Creations 28 Renovate & Refine 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

LEF's 1 Team, 1 Dream Evening for Education Scores Big On Sept. 7, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) held its famed Evening for Education at the Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville. Guests tailgated and embraced the 2019 theme: 1 TEAM, 1 DREAM. Mary Jacoby was the event chair, and VIP guests had an opportunity to meet legendary WFAA Sports Anchor Dale Hansen, while supporting LISD schools. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LEF

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Second Annual Rhythms at the River Walk/Duck Derby a Family Affair Cross Timbers Rotary, along with a plethora of community businesses and organizations, joined forces to host the Second Annual Rhythms at the River Walk Sept. 21. A 5K, family-friendly walk, vendors, kids' area and live music delighted festival attendees, along with the Duck Derby featuring 17,000 ducks! More than $140,000 was raised to support Denton County charities. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIXED MEDIA CREATIONS

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AROUND TOWN

LAKESIDE FAMILY 5K, FUN RUN & RELAY TO BENEFIT ALLY’S WISH The Second Annual Lakeside Family 5K, Fun Run & Relay will be held Saturday, Nov. 9,

Lewisville ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr.

in Lakeside DFW. The event will benefit Ally’s

Kevin Rogers recently received the University

Wish, a nonprofit organization founded in Flower

Council for Educational Administration’s 2019

Mound devoted to granting last wishes to young,

Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. The

terminally ill mothers nationwide. Wishes granted

award recognizes school administrators who have

include services, gifts, transportation, lodging and

made significant contributions to the improvement

more. Typical wishes granted cost approximately

of administrator preparation. The University of

$5,000. Since its inception, more than 110 wishes

North Texas (UNT), a member university of UCEA,

have been granted to families across the country.

nominated Dr. Rogers.

For more information about the event or Ally’s Wish, visit AllysWish.org.

FLOWER MOUND ACCEPTING OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS Flower Mound leaders understand that the success of any community is built upon the efforts of

“This award is really a recognition of Lewisville ISD’s focus on equity in education for all students, and that has been a focus of our Board and administration for several years,” Dr. Rogers says.

MEDICAL CITY LEWISVILLE OFFERS NEW DRUG TAKE BACK INITIATIVE

individuals committed to making it a better place to

Join Medical City Lewisville’s Crush the Crisis

live, work and play. In an effort to recognize those

Opioid Drug Take Back initiative and drop off

who have given unselfishly of themselves in service

unwanted, unused and expired prescription med-

to others, the town is looking for nominations for

ications.

the 2019 Outstanding Citizenship Award. Anyone

DrugTakeBack for details on where you can safely

can nominate an individual or group, as long as the

and anonymously drop off prescription medications.

nominee is a Flower Mound resident/group and

The drug take-back boxes, which are compliant with

displays at least two of the following criteria:

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regula-

+ Strives to make a positive impact in the community

tions, may be accessed free of charge any day of the

+ Enhances the Flower Mound community and the

year—not just on a specific drug take-back day.

lives of its citizens

Visit

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Accepted Items include:

+ Addresses or fulfills a community need or concern

+ Any tablets, capsules and patches including

The recipient will receive a Proclamation of

hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), oxyco-

Outstanding Citizenship from the mayor and coun-

done (Oxycontin, Percocet), tramadol (Ultram),

cil and a small engraved plaque. Nominations will

codeine, fentanyl (Duragesic), morphine, hydro-

be accepted until Friday, Nov. 15. Nomination forms

morphone (Dilaudid), oxymorphone (Opana)

are available at Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road, or by visiting Flower-Mound.com. 12

LISD SUPERINTENDENT RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

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WOFM ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

As we enter this time of year, we look forward to spending time with family and giving thanks for the people and blessings in our lives.

The Women of Flower Mound recently announced its 2019-20 Board Members: DeVonn Smeyne, Member-at-Large;

Stephanie

Anderson, Programs; Nitu Vohra, Vice President of Fundraising; Karen Kenner,  Kerpon,

Secretary;

Katie

Parliamentarian;

Cross, Publicity;  Debbie

Megan Pace,

Treasurer; Jane Fouty, Community Liaison;

Tiffany

Waisanen,

Ex-Officio; and Angie Cox, Vice President of Membership. The group looks forward to serving the Women of Flower Mound and the surrounding communities this year. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.

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more

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

The Great Outdoors LLELA OFFERS YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES FOR NATURE ENTHUSIASTS

ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY LLELA STAFF

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HENRY DAVID THOREAU ONCE WROTE, “AN EARLY-MORNING WALK IS A BLESSING FOR THE WHOLE DAY.” Scientists have proven that Thoreau was onto something. Studies have shown that being in nature can greatly reduce stress and the physical ills that accompany it. Luckily, in North Texas, mild temperatures allow residents to enjoy all of nature’s benefits year-round. And, the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) provides the perfectly preserved venue filled with monthly activities. “LLELA preserves native habitats that have almost entirely vanished in the DFW area. We preserve what quality habitats we have, and through ecological restoration, continually improve areas on our site that have been disturbed in the past by agriculture and other human activities,” says Lisa Cole, LLELA education coordinator. She credits the success of the programs and offerings at LLELA to the support and dedication of its volunteers. “We have a thriving volunteer community, which is deeply involved in almost all aspects of our mission, from restoration to research to environmental education.” A WALK IN THE WOODS Some of the most popular activities at LLELA are its various walks. “We offer a bird walk the second Saturday of every month, except July and August, at 7:30 a.m. Nature Walks are the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.,” Lisa says. Birders of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder on the Bird Walks, which take place along LLELA’s nature trails. Those ages 10 and older are welcome to take part.   The monthly Nature Walks are led by a naturalist. Each season brings different discoveries, including deer tracks, autumn leaves, blooming wildflowers, nesting songbirds, butterflies and more. Nature Walks last about two hours. All ages are welcome. “Visitors on both walks can learn about native ecosystems and wildlife,” Lisa says. “The Bird Walk is focused on birds, but the Nature Walk is more general and varies in theme each month depending on the trail guide who leads it.” A CHANCE TO HIKE LLELA’s newest program, A Chance to Hike, offers guided nature walks for the members of the special needs community. These hikes take place along the wide and level crushed-granite surface of the Cottonwood Trail. Hikers may see signs of deer, coyote, bobcats or armadillos during the mile-long hike. “A Chance to Hike is a very new program. We would like to include a greater variety of audiences in our guided hikes,” Lisa says. CONTINUED >

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SATURDAY AT THE CABIN LELLA offers a look into frontier life with this open-house event that takes place most months. Visitors can tour the Minor-Porter Log Cabin to experience life in Denton County circa 1870. Visitors can arrive at any

LLELA HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. THE VAST 2,600-ACRE NATURE PRESERVE IS A TREASURE TO THE COMMUNITY, OFFERING A HEALTHY DOSE OF NATURE AND A BREAK FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

time during the threehour open house and tour at their own pace. “We

offer

this

event most months on the third Saturday from noon until 3 p.m.,” Lisa says. “A volunteer with expertise related to the house will open the buildings so visitors can take a look inside and share information about late 1800s Denton County and the Minor family, who lived in the house then.” SPECIAL EVENTS Holiday-related events at LLELA during the months of November and December include #OptOutside, a guided night hike that takes place at midnight on Thanksgiving, and Christmas at the Cabin on Dec. 21. Those who choose not to fight the holiday shopping crowds and the midnight madness of Black Friday can #OptOutside and visit LLELA for a calming midnight moonlit hike instead. Christmas at the Cabin will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. This old-fashioned event offers a glimpse of Christmas past at the historic Minor-Porter Log Cabin. Visitors can make a corn husk doll or ornament, create a hand-dipped candle, sing carols and sip hot cider by the fire. BACK TO NATURE Whether visitors are bird enthusiasts, avid hikers, lovers of simple strolls in the woods or history buffs, LLELA has something for everyone. The vast 2,600-acre nature preserve is a treasure to the community, offering a healthy dose of nature and a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. “LELLA is a respite from busy urban locations for many people who visit here alone or with families,” Lisa says. For more information about LLELA, visit LLELA.org.    16

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Love Thy Neighbor

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ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT RAY PHOTOGRAPHY

LOCAL ORGANIZATION SERVES UP HOPE TO THOSE IN NEED

IF

IT’S

FRIDAY,

CHANCES

ARE

MARIA

to the personal shoppers that work with the scheduled

RUEMENAPP CAN BE FOUND SERVING UP FOOD

clients to pick their clothing. These programs allow the

AND SMILES WITH HER FELLOW LOVE THY

working poor and homeless to spend their money on

NEIGHBOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE SALVATION

other living essentials, like groceries and utilities.”

ARMY’S KITCHEN IN LEWISVILLE.

Love Thy Baby, a fixture in the community for

“I am a Friday cook!” she says joyfully.

two decades, joined LTN in 2015 from the previous

Each week, Maria works with a group of eight to 10

Newborns in Need.

men and women from area churches to serve meals and hope to those in need. Love Thy Neighbor began in 2010 when Maria and a small group of her friends realized the need for a daily feeding program for those less fortunate in the community. Since that time, Love Thy Neighbor has

“This wonderful group of volunteers makes beautiful baby blankets for newborns in economic or health distress. They are then delivered to hospitals and other agencies,” Traci says. Love Thy Pet began in 2016 as a way to utilize extra materials from the Love Thy Baby program.

expanded exponentially. The organization now includes

“Not knowing what to do with the with the excess

the kitchen program, as well as a Clothing Assistance

scraps from the LTB baby blankets, volunteers created

Program (CAP), Love Thy Baby and Love Thy Pet.

Love Thy Pet and make pet beds and deliver to animal

“We started as a small group of women who met

shelters across North Texas,” Traci says. “Pets adopted

weekly over coffee for about six months to start feed-

from shelters and humane societies go home with hand-

ing the homeless, our original goal,” Maria says. “We

made yet stunning pet beds. Our scraps go to good use.”

ended up creating Love Thy Neighbor as a North

Traci says the community response to Love Thy

Texas-based nonprofit.”

Neighbor has been overwhelmingly positive.

Traci Long, president of Love Thy Neighbor, says

“Our friends, donors and volunteers have been amaz-

the organization provides an average of 100 meals per

ing to LTN since we opened our doors in 2010. They

day five days a week to the community.

have watched us grow and are simply amazing with

One master chef creates the weekly menus, and five different daily chefs and their team prep, cook and

the response we get while supporting others. We are a small, local nonprofit yet serve so many,” Traci says.

serve a hot entree, including a vegetable, green salad,

“It is so rewarding—almost a miracle—how our

fruit salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. The team also

hopes, dreams and vision materialized and how far

cleans up after each meal.

we have come and how many people we now help,”

“Anyone is welcome to dine in the kitchen from noon

Maria says. “The services we provide are so needed.

to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday,” Traci says. “LTN

The personal relationships we form with meeting,

partners with The Salvation Army and provides the

feeding and seeing the same people every week are

volunteers and money to support the kitchen.”

so rewarding and fulfilling because sometimes our

Love Thy Neighbor also funds the Clothing Assistance

connection with these people provides the only hot

Program, which works to clothe the working poor and

meals for their day, as well as a smiling face. We do

homeless in the community. The organization buys new

not judge, and we help bring them hope and encour-

shoes, undergarments and jeans to be distributed.

age them to keep on keeping on.”

“Each family member gets four outfits every three months,” Traci says. “Happy, dedicated and fun volunteers

For more information on Love Thy Neighbor, visit

sort, bag and tag gently worn clothing and then deliver

LTNLoveThyNeighbor.org.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

FAMILY STYLE THESE SCRUMPTIOUS SIDE DISHES ARE TRUE FAMILY TREASURES

JANE’S MOTHER-IN-LAW’S BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE When my children were small, we would venture to Virginia for Thanksgiving week to visit my in-laws. The weather was colder; the scenery was breathtaking. It  looked and smelled like fall at their house!  I cherish the many wonderful memories and great fun we had during those visits.  Food was always front and center because my mother-in-law (Grammy) is an excellent cook. She particularly delights in trying new

ARTICLE JANE KRZYSIAK AND STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTED

recipes even during holidays. I love her process of planning the meal—what to serve and how to set the table is all part of the fun and started well in advance. Butternut squash bisque was introduced a few years ago when she searched for The Capital Grille’s recipe. This soup is gorgeous when plated on a festive Thanksgiving table;  it is velvety in texture and incredibly tasty. If you are interested in trying something new, this may be the perfect reason. STEPHANIE’S HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE When I was a little girl, every Thanksgiving began with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, followed by a long nap. While the rest of the house snoozed, my mother would toil away in the kitchen. And when we awoke, the house would be filled with the aromas of Thanksgiving. To this day, I can recall those glorious scents that brought so much joy. When I was blessed with a family of my own, I wanted to recreate that feeling for my children. Not wanting to toil away in the kitchen all Thanksgiving day as my mom had, I decided to begin making a few dishes a day in advance, including my homemade cranberry sauce, which has become a tradition in our home. Though my boys don’t love to eat it, they do love to smell it simmering away on the stove with its notes of cinnamon, orange and apple. To them, it is the smell of Thanksgiving, and that now brings me joy. 

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Food was always front and center because my mother-in-law is an excellent cook. She particularly delights in trying new recipes even during holidays.”


GRAMMY'S BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE Adapted from The Capital Grille Yields 10 8-ounce servings Grammy's Butternut Squash Bisque

INGREDIENTS + 2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced + 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter + 1 quart vegetable stock + 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg + 3/4 teaspoon curry powder + 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt + 1/4 cup heavy cream + 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar + Garnish options: curried apples (recipe below) or creme fraiche and parsley

METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place half the squash on baking sheet and roast until tender, about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside. 2. Using a large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the butter. Add the remaining squash and saute 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. 3. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add the nutmeg, curry powder, salt, cream, sugar and roasted squash, stirring to combine. Simmer 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. 4. Working in batches, transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Rewarm over low heat. Garnish soup with 1 teaspoon of curried apples.

CURRIED APPLES Yields about 1/4 cup INGREDIENTS + 1 1/2 teaspoons Champagne vinegar + 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder + 3/4 teaspoon minced chives + 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice + 3/4 teaspoon canola oil + 1/4 pound Fuji apples, cored and finely diced

METHOD 1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, tossing to combine. Store refrigerated in an airtight container. CONTINUED >

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Stephanie's Homemade Cranberry Sauce

STEPHANIE'S HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE Yields about 2 cups INGREDIENTS + 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries + 3/4 cup brown sugar (can substitute honey or maple syrup) + 1 1/2 cups orange juice + 1 cup apple cider + Zest of 1 orange + 2 cinnamon sticks

METHOD 1. In a saucepan, combine cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice, apple cider and cinnamon sticks over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the berries burst and the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon (about 45 minutes to 1 hour). Let cranberry sauce cool, then pour into a large Mason jar and refrigerate.

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I decided to begin making a few dishes a day in advance, including my homemade cranberry sauce, which has become a tradition in our home.”


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RENOVATE & REFINE

COZY up your HOME TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN CONCEPT OF HYGGE AND WELCOME THE TRANSITION OF SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH A RELAXING REFRESH

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PUMPKIN SPICE, APPLE CINNAMON AND A HOT CUP OF COCOA. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer. As the nights grow longer, we’re embracing the Scandinavian secret of hygge by creating a space that emphasizes simple pleasures and finding joy in everyday moments—even when the weather is dreary. A burnt orange adirondack rug and woodland pillow set a ‘cozy cabin’ mood. Wicker baskets filled with apples and gourds are a reminder of the importance of the harvest, and a fun way to help teach young kids about the changing of the seasons. During this transitional time, light wood, fluffy blankets and scented candles beckon crisp autumn evenings, while a vase of fresh flowers—particularly mums—are an ode to the bright, sunny days we’re not quite ready to give up yet.

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RENOVATE & REFINE

(CON TI N U ED)

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin spice, apple and warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests. MAD FOR PLAID Plaid patterns are a staple for the fall season. Find unique ways to pull the pattern into your decor in the form of blankets, pillows and even rugs if you’re feeling adventurous!

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MUM’S THE WORD Mums’

blazing

colors

and

long-lasting blooms are almost as much a marker of autumn as football, shorter days and cooler weather. Incorporate some warmer-color blooms into your decor for a fresh addition that’s reminiscent of changing leaves. AU NATURALE Wicker and natural materials like wood and jute are great ways to bring the outdoors in. Create a woodsy feel with dried flowers, natural wood accents and lots of baskets—great for storing your knit blankets!

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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9, at Flower Mound High School.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; Saturday, Nov.

Proceeds from the event will benefit

16; and Monday, Nov. 18; and at 2 p.m.

TOUCHED BY SUICIDE MEMORIAL WALK

the Texas Chapter of the Multiple

Sunday, Nov. 17. For ticket information,

Sclerosis Society in Dorothy’s honor.

visit LewisvilleTheatre.com.

For more information, visit FlowerMound.com/990/Dorothys-Dash.

Parker Square

The 13th Annual Touched by Suicide Memorial Walk will be held from 8:30–11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Parker Square. The event is held in remembrance of those lost to suicide and to support local prevention programs, monthly support groups

LAKESIDE FAMILY 5K, FUN RUN & RELAY Lakeside DFW

Drill Team will host its 11th Annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The event

TouchedBySuicide.net.

efiting Ally’s Wish will be at 8 a.m.

will feature handmade items and

Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2300 Lakeside

crafts from more than 100 ven-

2

Parkway in Flower Mound. To regis-

dors. For more information, visit

ter, visit AllysWish.org.

MarcusDrillTeam.com.

ARGYLE HOLIDAY MARKET

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25

BOWLING FOR SCHOLARS

32ND ANNUAL CAROL OF THE LIGHTS

County

LOSS

Argyle High School

The Argyle Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Argyle High School, 191

Annual

The Marcus High School Marquette

Family 5K, Fun Run & Relay ben-

Denton

Second

Marcus High School

Team. For more information, visit

the

The

MARCUS HIGH SCHOOL MARQUETTE ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW

Lakeside

and

Main Event

Highway 377 South. Celebrate the

Lewisville ISD Council of PTAs will host

10th anniversary of this annual festive

Bowling for Scholars from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Carol of the

community event. All proceeds bene-

Saturday, Nov. 9, at Main Event, 2070

Lights will be held from 4–8 p.m.

fit Project Graduation.

S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The

Monday, Nov. 25, at Grapevine City

event raises funds for student schol-

Hall. The free event will include

8-10

arships and teacher grants. For more

several

information, visit Facebook.com.

Optional $5 reserved seating is

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

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Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater

CYT Dallas presents Beauty & The Beast at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Medical City

Grapevine City Hall

family-friendly

activities.

available. For more information, visit

13TH ANNUAL GUYER CHOIR CRAFT SHOW Guyer High School

Lewisville Grand Theater. For ticket

The 13th Annual Guyer Choir Craft

information, visit CYTDallas.org.

Show will be held from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Christmas.

28 NINTH ANNUAL DOUBLE OAK TURKEY TROT Double Oak

Saturday, Nov. 9, at John H. Guyer

The Ninth Annual Double Oak Turkey

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High School in Denton. The event will

Trot will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday,

feature more than 125 vendors.

Nov. 28, at 320 Waketon Road in

DOROTHY’S DASH 5K RACE AND KID’S K

15-18

Dorothy’s Dash 5K Race and Kid’s K,

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

Flower Mound High School

honoring late Town of Flower Mound

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16

Double Oak. All proceeds go toward

Lewisville Theatre

employee Dorothy Walkup, will be

Lewisville Theatre, 1098 Main St., will

held from 7–9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.

present Legally Blonde The Musical at

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inner-city youth programs run by Dare to Serve. For more information, visit DareToServe.org.


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PARTING THOUGHTS ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTED

Movie Night!

THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US. But don’t stress out. Take some time to relax and get into the holiday spirit. There is nothing quite like snuggling up by the fire and enjoying a good movie at the end of a long day. These holiday favorites are sure to transform you from Scrooge to Buddy the Elf in no time.

SNUGGLE UP AND ENJOY SOME HOLIDAY FAVORITES

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

LITTLE WOMEN

THE FAMILY STONE

STARRING WINONA

STARRING SARAH

STARRING PETER

STARRING STEVE MARTIN

RYDER AND SUSAN

JESSICA PARKER

BILLINGSLEY, MELINDA

AND JOHN CANDY

SARANDON

AND DIANE KEATON

DILLON AND DARREN

Neal Page only wants to fly

The classic book is brought to

When a New York City career

MCGAVIN

home to Chicago to spend

life in this beautiful tale of love

woman spends Christmas in

Jean Shepherd’s beloved nos-

Thanksgiving with his fam-

and family devotion.

New England with her boy-

talgic book is cleverly brought

ily. Instead, he meets Del

friend’s family, she encounters

to life in this cult classic about

Griffith and a whole new

more than she bargained for.

a young boy growing up in

adventure—and an unlikely

Audiences will fall in love with

Indiana in the 1940s. Watch it.

friendship—ensues.

the Stone family in this humor-

We triple-dog-dare you.

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